CNN is once again finding themselves in the hot seat after making a huge broadcasting announcement. However, it seems like they may have jumped the gun a bit as they now face a wave of mockery after hyping the premiere of a new show.
As CNN struggles with historically low ratings amid new lineup changes, a new show with some not-so-new faces was mocked online.
In a news release last month, CNN announced the creation of a new afternoon show called “CNN News Central.”
The show would join the lineup in order to “bring a more dynamic and illustrative approach to covering news and the developing stories of the day,” according to the network.
The show, however, is hosted by Brianna Keilar, Jim Sciutto, and Boris Sanchez.
As anchors for CNN’s daytime lineup, Keilar and Sciutto have been with the network for years, while Sanchez has been with the network since 2015.
CNN tweeted about the show on Monday to remind viewers about its premiere.
As a result, the network was ridiculed for its attempts to create buzz.
Several Twitter users noted CNN’s recent attempts to compete with cable news rivals by trying seemingly anything.
Glenn Greenwald tweeted, “You have to admire the perseverance. They keep taking the same people who nobody watches or wants to watch, scrambling them up like eggs, re-branding them with new generic and banal slogans (CNN News Central!) and hoping that, this time, something will click.”
Another added, “CNN needs more help than just rebranding.”
And another Twitter user added, “You didn’t change the meal. You merely rearranged the crap on the plate.”
It is abundantly clear that CNN is a sinking ship, and their latest announcement is yet another nail in the coffin. With their consistent bias and manipulation of the truth, it is no wonder that nobody trusts the network anymore. Despite their efforts to spin their content to fit a certain narrative, the American people have grown tired of their game. As the media landscape continues to evolve, it is imperative that we hold news networks accountable and demand transparency and accuracy. The era of CNN’s propaganda is coming to a close, and it is time for us as a society to demand better from our news sources.